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In-depth MRI techniques and analysis in multiple sclerosis

PART OF MS Alumni FEATURE
In-depth MRI techniques and analysis in multiple sclerosis
  • Neurology
  • Multiple sclerosis
Practice teaching course by Excemed
Thursday, Oct 13 - Friday, Oct 14 2016
S. Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

Tags

multiple sclerosis

Language

English

Registration status
Closed

To register for this event, contact

This course is fully booked.

Registration fee

450.00€

The registration fee is  € 450,00 and includes:
• Scientific sessions
• Coffee breaks and luncheons
• Dinner on 13 October 2016
• Educational materials
• Certificate of attendance

Target audiences

Young clinicians and scientists currently involved in MS management as well as radiologists interested in MS

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Introduction

Access resources by clicking the Outcomes tab or by scrolling down to the Scientific Programme.

Overview

Basic knowledge of MRI imaging is an undeniable skill for all  neurologists  involved  in  multiple  sclerosis  (MS) management.  Brain  and  spinal  MRI  are  required  to diagnose MS and to monitor efficacy and safety of all MS drugs. Nevertheless, neurologists willing to understand the disease’s mechanisms and functional consequences of MS cannot miss information coming from advanced MRI  techniques,  which  will  be  provided  during  the course. While numerical quantification of white and grey matter structural damage are part of everyday clinical practice  when  understanding  MS  impact  at  the individual level, it is essential to grasppost-processing of imaging,  and  volumetric  estimates.  Therefore, participants will benefit from hands-on training at the Neuroimaging  and  Neuroimmunology  Research  Unit and  they  will  have  the  opportunity  to  challenge themselves  with  analysis  of  imaging  after  processing.
Applications  of  conventional  and  unconventional  MRI techniques  will  be  comprehensively  illustrated  during the course by world-renowned MRI experts.

What’s new

This year the course features a new practical training session on lesion and atrophy quantification in MRI. Attendees will be supplied with a laptop containing software to aid their practical understanding and exploration of quantitative MRI analysis. The software works as an analytical videogame where users submit MRI scans from which they can extract important numerical data concerning lesions, white matter and more.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the present MRI diagnostic criteria for MS
  • Summarize the novel functional and structural markers of disease severity obtained by advanced MRI techniques
  • Illustrate the main findings of functional MRI techniques
  • Describe the main software  for imaging post-processing and basic principles of quantitative analysis of MRI imaging

MS Alumni

The MS Alumni programme is an educational initiative of EXCEMED that is intended to provide ongoing support for young physicians and specialists in neurology.

Scientific programme

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Day 1

 

09.00
Opening and introduction, G. Comi (Italy) and M. Filippi (Italy)


09.15 
Real-time survey


19.30   
L1: The clinical work up of patients suspected of having MS, L. Kappos (Switzerland)


10.00  
L2:     The MRI criteria for diagnosing MS, M. Filippi (Italy)


10.30   
L3:     MRI and differential diagnosis in patients suspected of having MS, A. Falini (Italy)


11.00

Coffee break


11.30

L4      Monitoring treatment response with MRI (from NEDA-3 to NEDA-4), N. De Stefano (Italy)


12.00   

L5:     Individualised treatment in patients with MS, G. Comi (Italy)


12.30

Revisiting real-time survey


12.45

Lunch


13.45

Case studies on diagnosis/differential diagnosis and treatment decision making, S. Gerevini (Italy) and M.A. Rocca (Italy)


16.15

Guided visit to the Neuroimaging Research Unit and Neuroimmunology Unit


17.00

End of the first day


Friday, 14 October 2016

Day 2


08.45

Real-time survey


09.00   

L6:     Advanced imaging techniques: basic principles, E. Pagani (Italy)


09.30   

L7:     Understanding MS evolution using structural MR techniques, M. Schoonheim (The Netherlands)


10.00   

L8:     Understanding MS evolution using functional MR techniques, M.A. Rocca (Italy)


10.30   

L9:     MRI and cognition, P. Preziosa (Italy)


11.00

Coffee break


11.30   

L10:   Optic nerve MRI, D. Chard (UK)


12.00   

L11:   Spinal cord MRI,  P. Valsasina (Italy)


12.30   

L12:   Atrophy: from clinical trials to single patient, G. Tedeschi (Italy)


13.00

Revisiting real time survey


13.10

Lunch


14.10

Practical session: training on lesion and atrophy quantification, M.A. Horsfield (UK), E. Pagani (Italy), P. Preziosa, (Italy), M.A. Rocca (Italy)


16.10

Concluding remarks, M. Filippi (Italy)


16.20

End of the live educational course

 

 

 

CME provider

EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education


Salita San Nicola da Tolentino, 1/B
00187 - Rome, Italy
Senior Programme Manager: Alessia Addessi
Phone: +39 06 420 591
Fax:   +39 06 420 413 677
info@excemed.org

Medical advisor: Doriana Landi
Doriana.landi@gmail.com

Chair(s)

Massimo Filippi

Division of Neuroscience
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milano, Italy
Speakers

Declan Chard

Institute of Neurology
Faculty of Brain Sciences
University College of London
London, United Kingdom

Giancarlo Comi

Department of Neurology
Institute of Experimental Neurology
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Nicola De Stefano

Department of Medicine, Surgery & Neuroscience
University of Siena
Siena, Italy

Andrea Falini

Department of Neuroradiology
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Massimo Filippi

Division of Neuroscience
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milano, Italy

Simonetta Gerevini

Department of Neuroradiology
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Vita - Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Ludwig Kappos

Department of Biomedicine
University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Paolo Preziosa

Neuroimaging Research Unit
San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Institute of Experimental Neurology
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Maria Assunta Rocca

Head of the “Neuroimaging of CNS White Matter Unit”
Department of Neurology
Institute of Experimental Neurology
Milan, Italy

Menno Schoonheim

Department of Anatomy & Neurosciences
VU University Medical Center

Paola Valasina

Neuroimaging Research Unit
Division of Neuroscience, Institute of Experimental Neurology
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Elisabetta Pagani

San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Division of Neuroscience
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Paola Valasina

Neuroimaging Research Unit
Division of Neuroscience, Institute of Experimental Neurology
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy
Slide kit
Giancarlo Comi
Neurology
Video
Nicola De Stefano
Neurology
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Nicola De Stefano
Neurology
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Massimo Filippi
Neurology
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Elisabetta Pagani
Neurology
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Paolo Preziosa
Neurology
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Maria Assunta Rocca
Neurology
Video
Gioacchino Tedeschi
Neurology
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Gioacchino Tedeschi
Neurology
Slide kit
Paola Valsasina
Neurology